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Iran: 'British-flagged tanker is ready to be released' - Govt. spokesperson

2 23.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson approaching podium
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): ''The legal process of the [British-flagged] tanker has been completed and based on the peaceful view towards it, ignoring its mistakes, the British-flagged tanker is ready to be released and it can move."
M/S Press conference in progress *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): ''The administrative process and decision-making process have been completed and are based on the given report that I have. My report marks the end of making these decisions with respect to the release of this tanker."
M/S Photographer *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Ali Rabiei, Iranian government spokesperson (Farsi): ''If the US is ready to stop its sanctions and return to the condition of the nuclear deal [JCPOA], the path will be opened for us to make the decision, negotiations can be regarded as such decision makings."
M/S Press conference in progress
W/S Rabiei leaving the presser
SCRIPT
British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero, seized by Iran on 19 July, 2019, is due to be released, according to an announcement by Iranian government spokesperson Ali Rabiei in Tehran on Monday.
Rabiei noted "The legal process of the [British-flagged] tanker has been completed and based on the peaceful view towards it, ignoring its mistakes, the British-flagged tanker is ready to be released and it can move."
Ahead of the 2019 United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Rabiei addressed current tensions between the US and Iran, stating that "if the US is ready to stop its sanctions and return to the conditions of the nuclear deal [JCPOA], the path will be opened for us to make the decision, negotiations can be regarded as such decision makings."